The Best Little Beach Towns in Maine (With Military Lodging Nearby!)

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Maine’s jagged, indented shoreline is longer than California’s, and from south to north, you’ll encounter beach towns as distinctly individual as each person who wades into its cool ocean waters. If living or vacationing on the North Atlantic coast is your dream, here are the best little beach towns in Maine to dive into all that!

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Beach Towns in Maine
Photo courtesy of Wells, Maine Chamber of Commerce

 

Source: The Best Little Beach Towns in Maine

Military Lodging Nearby to Great Beach Towns

York Beach: Offers fun, family atmosphere with casual dining, arcade and a salt-water taffy factory. Located about 10 miles north of Portsmouth Naval Shipyard – Kittery which offers NGIS lodging.

Ogunquit: Best know for its three-mile barrier beach and The Marginal Way – a paved, clifftop seaside walking trail. Located about 15 miles north of Portsmouth Naval Shipyard – Kittery which offers NGIS lodging.

Wells: Offers several public beaches and access to preserved wild coast landscapes as well as miles of easy-to-moderate trails at the 2,250-acre Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve at historic Laudholm Farms.Located about 20 miles north of Portsmouth Naval Shipyard – Kittery which offers NGIS lodging.

Kennebunkport: Offers fun-filled public beaches and tucked away beaches known to locals (so ask around) as well as great dining, entertainment venues and sailing. Located about 25 miles north of Portsmouth Naval Shipyard – Kittery which offers NGIS lodging.

Peaks Island: Accessible by ferry, visitors can rent bicycles and pedal off to find the island’s tranquil beaches. Don’t forget to check out the world’s only Umbrella Cover Museum! Located about 50 miles north of Portsmouth Naval Shipyard – Kittery which offers NGIS lodging.

Phippsburg: This old shipbuilding community was once strategically important, but today is a beach lover’s destination as well as a history buffs dream!  Located about 110 miles north of Portsmouth Naval Shipyard – Kittery which offers NGIS lodging or 90 miles south of Gull Cottage at Prospect Harbor.

Georgetown: With 82 miles of shoreline and a perfect destination for Maine Lobster, this is a popular destination for locals and tourist alike! Located about 90 miles south of Gull Cottage at Prospect Harbor.

Owls Head: This petite coastal town offers visitors its steep cliffs, rocky ever-green lined beaches and is home to the American Lighthouse Foundation. Located about 50 miles south of Gull Cottage at Prospect Harbor.

Lincolnville: A friendly, community-minded area especially for the outdoorsy type. Enjoy the half-mile beach along Penobscot Bay. Located about 30 miles south of Gull Cottage at Prospect Harbor.

Machiasport: This remote, time-forgotten seaside town is a must-see! Once a trading post dating back to 1763, visitors are sure to enjoy exploring the beaches and local sites.  Located about 85 miles west of Gull Cottage at Prospect Harbor.




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